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Nuraghe Crabioni
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Sardegna

Overlooking the Asinara Gulf, Nuraghe Crabioni is a 86-acre property in the celebrated province of Sorso (SS), which is historically renowned for its viticulture. The vineyard benefits from its unique location, enjoying both warm southern winds and cooling maritime breezes. Nuraghe Crabioni wines flaunt a balanced, but distinct character.


Owner: Tresmontes Societa` Agricola
Website: www.nuraghecrabioni.com
Winemaker: Gianni Gasperi
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Cannonau

Vineyard Location: Sorso
Orientation: North-South
Elevation: 32 ft
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,250/Ha
Soil: Sandy to sandy clay

Vinification
Harvested by hand; once destemmed, the grapes are macerated on their skins at a controlled temperature for ten days, and both fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place at a controlled temperature inside stainless steel tanks where the wine remains until it is bottled.

Aging Process
8-9 months in stainless steel and 4 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Intense with sweet notes of ripe red fruit reminiscent of Maraschino cherries under spirits; lightly spiced
Flavor: Powerful and warm wine that is soft and intense in the mouth with persistent aromas; balanced with developed structure and nuanced layers that can be attributed to its rich terroir
Pairings: Pairs well with fatty fish such as tuna or swordfish, fish pastas in red sauce, lamb ribs with herbs and grilled pork

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 60-62°F
Production: 20,000 bottles